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Accessible pedestrian signals : Synthesis and guide to best practice Barlow, JM ; Bentzen, BL ; Tabor, L

By: Barlow, JMContributor(s): Bentzen, BL | Tabor, LPublication details: Washington DC National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2003; Research results digest 278, Description: 21 sSubject(s): USA | Pedestrian | Traffic signal | Aural signal | Blindness | 22Online resources: Publikation/Publication Bibl.nr: VTI P7702:278Location: Abstract: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century directs that pedestrian safety considerations, including installation of audible traffic signals and signs at street crossings, be included, where appropriate, in transportation plans and projects. However, the type of audible signals most commonly used in the United States does not adequately indicate to blind pedestrians which crosswalks at an intersection have the Walk signal, does not provide adequate directional guidance where it is needed, and does not meet the needs of people with both visual and hearing impairments. The engineering profession is looking for a standard approach to the selection of locations for, and the installation and operation of, accessible pedestrian signals (APS).
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Holdings: VTI P7702:278

The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century directs that pedestrian safety considerations, including installation of audible traffic signals and signs at street crossings, be included, where appropriate, in transportation plans and projects. However, the type of audible signals most commonly used in the United States does not adequately indicate to blind pedestrians which crosswalks at an intersection have the Walk signal, does not provide adequate directional guidance where it is needed, and does not meet the needs of people with both visual and hearing impairments. The engineering profession is looking for a standard approach to the selection of locations for, and the installation and operation of, accessible pedestrian signals (APS).

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